We have an -ing ladies and gentlemen!
This is a big deal. We conjugated!
And all this thanks to a play sand toy. Why, thank you toy.
The Cute received a play sand toy table for her 2nd birthday (thank you grandparents!).
While I was weary about her eating the sand (and about cleaning after), we set to make our first shapes.
By the way, Reality:
Typical, I know.
But then, things got interesting. The Cute started repeating “no”, “ing”, “no”, “ing” and throwing the sand on the air while I watched in smiling dismay.
Suddenly, I had one of my rare smart moments and I realized…my baby had correctly used an – ing. She was exclaiming “snowing” again and again until I got it! I felt SO proud: I had managed to understand yet another word my daughter said – I count those instances as great victories of my intellect.
Applause please? These things aren’t easy you know! Takes years of honing one’s mind to perform so well.
In stark contrast, The Cute has managed understanding both mine and her daddy’s languages since she was months old. I often ponder how much smarter babies are, to be able to comprehend and mimic the adult speech, while parents struggle to recognize words we already know.
Amidst flying kinetic sand, we had language developments and snow in the summer and big, huge smiles.
Mine faltered a little when the game was over and I had to do another -ing (clean-ing) with this:
But only a little. 🙂
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